• Question: How long does it usually take for a robot to be fully built and functional?

    Asked by michaellopes to Kim on 27 Apr 2020.
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      Kim Liu answered on 27 Apr 2020: last edited 28 Apr 2020 9:14 am


      Hi – thanks for your question ~ I’m afraid I honestly have no idea! I only know how to use the robot I have, and not at all how to build it.

      I’m emailing my contacts in the industry to ask them how long it takes to build their machines. To make it functional requires a few months to program and write the instructions.

      This is a good example of how science requires collaboration to be successful! My robot only exists because robotics engineers, software developers and biologists have worked together to build and use a very powerful machine.

      Leave a comment, if you want to have a discussion 🙂

      Edit: I’ve found out that one of my robots take approx. one day to assemble, which is faster than I thought!

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